Eco-Friendly Boomers Articles
As you age, people will expect you to slow down. But why should you? These years are called the Golden Years for a reason. You spent most of your adult life working, now is the time to do what you really want to do and to make a difference. Many seniors are turning to activism to leave a positive legacy in the world. If the protection of the environment is important to you, now is the time to step up and take action. Join other seniors who are making a positive impact by joining marches, educating the public, and making personal changes to live a green lifestyle.
Publish Date: Tue, 10/04/2011 - 11:41 Categories: Eco-Friendly Boomers
Growing vegetables and fruits in the past has been the provenance of farmers and maybe people in rural areas with very large yards. Today, many more people are experimenting with growing food in their backyards, even in urban areas with very small yards. Furthermore, it can be done in an environmentally friendly way. While you will not be able to meet all you caloric needs with your little backyard garden, there are many benefits of growing vegetables, herbs, and fruits.
Publish Date: Tue, 10/04/2011 - 11:03 Categories: Eco-Friendly Boomers
You have spent years keeping your home clean and neat and you probably used pretty typical cleaning products. Unfortunately, many conventional and commercial cleaning supplies are not very good for the environment or for your health. If you have committed to a green lifestyle in your golden years, it’s time to change your cleaning techniques. You can do a lot of your cleaning with inexpensive supplies that you have around the house or can easily find at the grocery store.
Publish Date: Tue, 10/04/2011 - 10:39 Categories: Eco-Friendly Boomers
As we age, we must face the inevitable truth of our loved ones passing away. Although sad, there are ways that you can make a difference in the world as you lose a family member or friend. The current trend towards living green and eco-friendly lifestyles has expanded to include burials. Traditional burials, from embalming fluids and not easily-degradable materials to concrete vaults and caskets, aren't exactly great for the environment. With a green burial for your mother, father, or spouse, you can turn a sad event into a positive environmental experience.
Publish Date: Tue, 10/04/2011 - 10:16 Categories: Eco-Friendly Boomers
Green living is a recent trend that's here to stay. More and more people are aware of how their lives impact the environment and all living things on earth, and many want to minimize that impact by living more consciously with respect to the environment. There are many things you can do within your own home to be green, but what if you're moving into a retirement community or assisted living facility? Many facilities are taking up the green cause and you should be able to find a location where you can feel good about how it affects the environment. If green living is important to you, you need to ask the right questions when searching for a facility.
Publish Date: Tue, 10/04/2011 - 09:35 Categories: Eco-Friendly Boomers
Each year, on April 22, millions gather around the world to celebrate Earth Day. This first Earth Day, organized in 1970 by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson, saw 20 million people attend various events and observances held across the United States to express their outrage and concern over what was happening to the planet. This awakening of the environmental consciousness shook the foundations, leading to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Clean Air and Clean Water Act, as well as scores of other environmental legislation enacted by state and local governments throughout the country. Earth Day has now gone global, as people across the planet gather each year to express their commitment to helping protect the planet.
Publish Date: Fri, 03/25/2011 - 11:37 Categories: Eco-Friendly Boomers
Being labeled green is no longer only for those looking to appeal to what has basically been considered a fringe market. Now, green is a badge of honor, and mainstream businesses who cater to a wide spectrum of consumers are competing to gain recognition for their commitment to environmental protection and preservation. Here are a few companies making a positive impact by reducing their negative impact on the environment. For some this represents a continuing commitment, while for others it has meant a whole new approach to the way they do business.
Publish Date: Fri, 03/25/2011 - 11:19 Categories: Eco-Friendly Boomers
A green retirement lifestyle is a real possibility for anyone and it’s actually a smart move. In retirement you most likely have to watch your dollars, and have more time on your hands to explore different things and try something new. Going green is a great way to save money, get involved in something you care about and feel accomplished. If you think living a green lifestyle is difficult, complicated or costly there’s good news – you're wrong. You don’t have to turn your entire life upside down or become a completely different person. The great thing about a green retirement is that even by doing just a few things differently, you’ll still be reaping the benefits financially, physically and emotionally.
Publish Date: Fri, 03/25/2011 - 10:42 Categories: Eco-Friendly Boomers
There are nearly 42,000 endangered species in the world according to the IUCN Red List of endangered species. Within the last 500 years there have been over 800 species that have become extinct. According to endangeredearth.com there are several species that are in jeopardy including: